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American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:01 am

I think I saw an American Airlines today doing some touch and go's at Paine Field north of Seattle. It was really pretty as it flew right over my house.

Is American Airlines getting any more 767-300 this year and how many? I am suprised AA is still getting new 767's. I thought they were delayed.

I know it wasn't a 777-200 because I could tell by the sound of the engines.
 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:10 am

It's the order to replace the TWA 767's that were phased out because of the PW engines.
 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:13 am

American is indeed scheduled to take delivery of at least one 767-300 in 2003 (number may be more). Cannot remember the source, but it was a reliable one that included this info in a story about AA being more or less forced to accept delivery of aircraft for which it had no need. Could it be a disadvantage of attempting to restructure outside of bankruptcy--when one does not have the option (ala UA and US) of thumbing their nose at their creditors and contractual commitments?
 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:12 am

I think they have 9 767-300's currently on order, including the one you are talking about, the one you just saw in Seattle. They originally had ordered 15 but they canceled 6 and kept the remaining 9, like you say, to simply replace the 9 ex-TWA 767-300's. They maybe have more on option but given the situation the US airline industry is now, I don't think they will convert any to firm order, definitely not now. They have no more 757's on firm order, I don't know if they still have anymore 777's on order but they do have more 737-800's on order. The deliveries of these Boeing jets are scheduled for 2004/2005, by then the industry should be in a better shape. The Fokkers will be gone in 2006.

Ben Soriano

PS: I flew yesterday on an ex-TWA 757 from DFW to LGA.
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:19 am

Yes, American does have 9 763s on order, along with 4 772s and a unknown number of 738s as well. Some of the slots for the 738s were sold to Qantas, so AA number of 738s on order maybe smaller by 15-20 airframes. AA really isn't in the position to afford anything right now. Just my two cents. Regards.
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:20 am

they wanted to defer the 763's but Boeing was too far along to stop, so they were forced to take them.
 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:40 am

I don't see why American is still getting new planes. All the airlines are in a tight spot and American doesn't seem to understand that the situation will most likely get worse with the whole thing with Iraq. They have so many planes now, cuz of TWA and everything, and many of those planes are in storage cuz they have no use for them. So does anyone have a logical answer for why AA is still getting new planes? Why aren't they following Delta in cutting some of their network to help increase revenue? Maybe I'm completely off but it seems to me that they are still trying to get even bigger in a "not so good" period in the country, any thoughts?

Matt~
 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:01 pm

Matt

if you read about someone said that Boeing isn't really letting them differ more orders.
 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:02 pm

 
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RE: American Airlines New 767-300?

Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:02 am

American F100-
Read the earlier post. It would have been more expensive for AA to cancell the order than to take delivery. The orders were too far along to cancel.
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